Life of a Team Canada athlete in the Village

With only days to Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, here’s a taste of what life is like inside the Athletes’ Village, Team Canada’s home during the Olympic Games.

The tour starts here:

Welcome to the village

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Moving into the Athletes’ Village is an exciting time, whether it’s your first Olympic Games like divers Vincent Riendeau and Philippe Gagné or third like their teammates Jennifer Abel and Meaghan Benfeito.

Either way stopping to take a picture with the Olympic rings and Rio 2016 sign are a must have for any Olympian.

A Canadian touch

Team Canada athletes are known for proudly sporting their national colours, and Hudson’s Bay made that easy with a kit for each Rio 2016 team member.

Win an official Rio 2016 Team Canada kit 

Inside the Village there’s no shortage of red and white, from building’s decor to the athlete’s lounge. Even Team Canada’s moose friend, (who will be named shortly) proudly represents the true north.

Getting around in style

Walking isn’t the only way for Team Canada athletes to commute around the Village. Thanks to our friends at Canadian Tire, athletes have shiny red bikes to help them explore with ease.

Working out

When athletes aren’t getting acquainted with their Olympic venues or training at the high performance centre, they can get a workout in at fitness centre. However, since the Village has such beautiful view of Rio, the best location to work up a sweat is on the rooftop.

The view

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The athletes have a beautiful view of not only the Village, but Rio’s beautiful sunsets. Just a small perk of qualifying for Rio 2016.

Rest and Recovery

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It’s important Team Canada athletes are able to relax in between training and competition. Lucky for them, there are plenty of options like sitting by the pool, hanging in Team Canada’s private lounge or taking part in some non Olympic ‘sports’ like foosball.

Canada’s neighbours

Of course Canadians aren’t the only ones living in the Athletes’ Village. Here’s a look at how some of the other Olympic teams decorated their pad’s to make it feel more like home.